NCDC confirms 61 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed on its official Facebook page Thursday that 61 new coronavirus cases had been found across nine states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The new update also revealed that Nigeria’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases amounted to 213,464 per Thursday night with 4,199 active cases. It also revealed that a total of 206,292 Nigerians have recovered from the infection nationwide. Meanwhile, 2,973 were killed by the virus.

The NCDC data show that Gombe State sits on top of the chart with 16 cases, trailed by Taraba and Zamfara States with 15 and 14 cases, respectively.

The FCT reported seven cases, while three states, Kano, Lagos, and Rivers, reported two cases each. The states of Bauchi, Delta and Katsina, recorded a single case each. The state of Sokoto reported zero new cases, the NCDC official Facebook page noted.

Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) previously said that over 5.8 million Nigerians, 5.3 per cent of the total population, have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, only 3,252,067, or 2.9 per cent, have received their second dose.

“With this figure, you will agree with me that this is a tiny fraction of our population,” said NPHCDA Kwara Coordinator Deborah Oladipo.

“We still have a long way to go for a sizable number of our population to be fully vaccinated. The year is gradually coming to an end and with its resultant flurry of activities.”

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